Super smart tip: How much do you need to retire?

7 July 2022

How much money do you need for your retirement? It’s a question that’s often asked, but which has a different answer for different people. The fact is we all have different needs, assets and financial situations. Sometimes, spending some time to think about your future needs and wants is the best place to start.

The most important thing for a happy retirement is to plan ahead before you finish working. It’s never too early. AustralianSuper’s Super Projection Calculator can help you to set goals and work out what retirement looks like for you.


How much will you need to retire?

Top 3 takeaways

1. Do I need $1 million to retire – maybe not

The million-dollar figure is often discussed. The reality is that the average Australian aged between 60 and 64 retire with $282,000 for women and $359,000 for men1. The ASFA Retirement Standard looks at average balances needed and can provide some useful insight.

2. Work out what a comfortable retirement looks like for you

When you work out what’s important to you when you finish working you can set financial goals around that so you can retire with confidence.

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3. AustralianSuper’s Super Projection Calculator can help

The Calculator can help you plan for the retirement you want, taking the age pension into account.


Super Projection Calculator


1. Deloitte Average Balances to June 2021, rounded to nearest $1k. People with zero superannuation are not included in average data.

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